Lexington Woman Hopes Someone Will Return Christmas Money Lost In Parking Lot

A Lexington woman says it was all the money she had for Christmas.

But that $600 is gone after she lost it in a store's parking lot.

She thinks she knows who found it, and now, she's hoping they'll return it, in the spirit of the season.

Melody Hill works several jobs and she's been trying to save money for a special reason this holiday season.

"I want to bring my daughter up from Florida for Christmas," Hill said.

But that may not happen, because the $600 she made this weekend is gone.

Hill says she lost the money, attached to a money clip, in the parking lot of the Foodland Market on Eureka Springs Drive.

There is surveillance video from the store showing someone picking up something next to Hill's car. The store manager says he's pretty sure it's the money clip.

"I saw the little girl pick up something on the ground and hand it to her dad," Eli Natour said.

Natour is trying to get in touch with the man because he recognized him.

But Hill says she knows getting her money back is a long shot because whomever picked it up didn't commit any crime.

"It's finders keepers," Hill said. "It's not against the law so it's basically if he feels like it's right to give it back or keep it."

Hill says she had so much cash on her at the time because she works late nights, and did not have a chance to get to the bank.

Hill and Natour hope whomever picked up the money clip from the parking lot will return it, in the spirit of the Christmas season.

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  • by Anonymous on Dec 6, 2007 at 04:27 PM
    why the rash judgement of the woman that lost the money? if you find something that doesn't belong to you and you know who lost it, give it back! it's human decency. don't assume the person that lost it didn't need it just because you think you need it more.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 6, 2007 at 01:57 PM
    did the person get the money back yet?
  • by Paul Location: Lex on Dec 6, 2007 at 08:46 AM
    WKYT can we have an update on this story please?
  • by bill Location: lexington on Dec 6, 2007 at 05:55 AM
    i tend to think the story is made up in an effort to get sympathy donations. which i am sure she is getting considering one reply already offered her $600. if the story is actually true. dude return the money and lady use some common sense and dont pack so much cash
  • by Anonymous on Dec 5, 2007 at 08:31 PM
    give the money back dude . show your manners. if u dont god will get u for it.just give it back im sure you will feel better bout it.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 5, 2007 at 07:48 PM
    i say hope is all it will be. there a few left in the world that would give the money back but very few. i do hope u get it but dont have much faith u will.
  • by steve Location: irvine on Dec 5, 2007 at 03:06 PM
    That money is adios muchocho peaple does not now integrity or being a good person anymore its gone they could care less its all about me generation now.
  • by Annonymous Location: Unknown on Dec 5, 2007 at 11:12 AM
    It just so happens this lady has had 2 donations taken up for her in the last year for 2 break-ins to her apartment where she said she lost everything. Either she is the unluckiest person I've ever seen or something else is going on.
  • by TheOmegaMan Location: DeltaEpsilon on Dec 5, 2007 at 09:58 AM
    A gift from God? Maybe a challenge from God. Resist temptation.
  • by Kelly Location: Lexington on Dec 5, 2007 at 05:28 AM
    He could be thinking it was a gift from God. That isn't the best neighborhood in town and if he has at least one little kid and possibly others to buy gifts for. To the woman who lost the money. If it isn't returned, believe you made someone elses Christmas merry. Maybe it was meant to be.
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